Panthers still desperate for receivers

The Panthers don’t seem especially eager to bring back wideout Muhsin Muhammad, which makes sense.  He turns 37 in May.

Unfortunately, they have no logical replacement for “Moose” on the roster.

“We’ve been in somewhat of a search over about eight years for that
spot,” Panthers coach John Fox said to the media this week. “We’ve had some guys roll through that role, and we’re still in
search.”

You never want to draft for need, but the Panthers seemingly need to take a wideout in the second or third round this season.  (They don’t have a first-round pick.)

Dwayne Jarrett looks no higher on the depth chart than guys like Charly Martin and Kenny Moore.  Steve Smith has noticed the Panthers roster looks like a little thin.

“We don’t have a potential third-string quarterback or a bona fide
backup quarterback,” Smith told the Charlotte Observer.  “We don’t have a guy we’re considering for [Muhammad’s] spot. There’s a lot of areas we’re missing. So
now, we’re an unfinished product.”

17 responses to “Panthers still desperate for receivers

  1. Maybe their 48th pick and next year’s 2nd rounder for Brandon Marshall? Steve Smith and Marshall would be a helluva tandem.

  2. i think the panthers need more than a few wide outs. how about coach,gm+owner. perfect team to move to la.maybe those jag.s?

  3. They have Steve Smith. Maybe they can trade for Steve Smith of NY and have two Steve Smith’s. Now that would be cool.

  4. As others have said, T.O. would be great for them. Considering that Buffalo had no offensive line and poor QBs last year, his performance was solid. On most other teams, you could double his receptions, yardage and TDs.
    Also, the Bills have made a dumb decision and are letting Josh Reed leave. He has never been able to perform like his last year in college, when he won the Bilitnikoff Award as the top college receiver, but then again during his entire career he has been stuck with the bad QBs who played for the Bills. Reed may not be a #2 WR (then again with a good QB, perhaps), but he is at least a solid #3 slot receiver who will get those tough catches over the middle for you. He also is excellent at down field blocking, to help spring RBs and other WRs for long gains.

  5. Charly Martin is gonna be the next Wes Welker once Carolina pulls their head outta their ass with the QB situation. There’s a very large quantity of SD fans that wish he was still with the Chargers.

  6. OK, Fox, Hurney and JR–Question: Did you make a play for Bolden? You just let $16 million go in salary, and dumped another several million on bonuses and salary for veteran. and that ever-so-elusive player is sitting there. No wonder you have been looking for 8 years. You don’t know what you are looking for. Moose is the only successful WR you ever drafted–Oh wait–Capers drafted Moose!!. Smith was an accident. A KR. You are saying: “We are clueless about WRs, and have been for 8 years. ”
    Drew Carter
    Keary Colbert
    Dwayne Jarrett
    Frankly, you need 2 WRs.

  7. It’s a pretty sad statement about how poor their player acquisition people are if they’ve been in search of WR’s for 8 years and all they have to show for it is “Moose” (on his second go around with the team) and Dwayne Jarrett as compliments to Steve Smith, one of the best WR’s in the game. Just think how good Smith’s numbers would have been if teams actually had been forced to single cover him.
    A very pathetic situation indeed. You’d think in 8 years time they could get at least one draft pick or FA acquisition correct, but apparently not.

  8. TO? For every thing he does on the surface, he undoes beneath the surface. He is cancer because he is not interested in anything but self-promotion. The other players work too hard to get upstaged by a sideshow every weak. TO is no longer able to play to the level where he backs up his mouth.
    The Panthers learned that with Keyshawn.

  9. It’s a pretty sad statement about how poor their player acquisition people are if they’ve been in search of WR’s for 8 years and all they have to show for it is “Moose” (on his second go around with the team) and Dwayne Jarrett as compliments to Steve Smith, one of the best WR’s in the game. Just think how good Smith’s numbers would have been if teams actually had been forced to single cover him.
    A very pathetic situation indeed. You’d think in 8 years time they could get at least one draft pick or FA acquisition correct, but apparently not.

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